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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can get a good view of the roc of you pass the official entrance and stop at the house by the road. Go up the slope beside the house and you will see the old man. Easy to park your car here and no...More

Thank ElisabethMR
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see place, but a bit hard to reach. I truly recomend the effort on the way up. It's amazing!!

Thank Helena A
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was raining, trails were muddy, and we decided to pass on the walk/hike up to get a good view of the "Old Man". There was a pretty good view from the road, in and out of the mist. Frankly there are many better rock...More

1  Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Parking along the road go through gates and start the trek up the hill managed to get halve way left the rest of family to go up You really have to be fit for this walk and have plenty of time but worth the time

Thank shona c
Reviewed 4 days ago

Iconic. I would absolutely recommend it. Check the WalkHighlands website for an accurate description of the walk. Beware: after a wooden gate, the path forks. You can either turn felt or go up directly to the Old Man... GO LEFT here and you will reach...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was surprised by the difficulty of this hike for the popularity of the attraction. It is not so much that it is difficult, but we were short on time, and the hike was much longer than expected and straight uphill. It says 1 km,...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth getting up early to find a parking space, we got there at 9am and there was hardly anyone there! Make sure you have proper walking boots and are prepared for the weather changing. Wind and rain could hit any time. There is no facilities...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hike offers a steep, somewhat shorter climb for those in great shape, and a longer but somewhat gentler slope for those who are more challenged by the steeper incline. I chose to go up the longer route and down the steeper route, and enjoyed...More

Thank jorikschells10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty cool rock formation and well worth the hike and climb to get up to it. Watch out for brutal crosswinds, though.

1  Thank gdfthr81
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful hike. My husband and I went about half the way up and our son and wife went all the way. Again it was nice to sit and watch al the hikers, look at the beautiful scenery and take pictures for others. The...More

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Christos K
March 21, 2015|
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Response from NevilleGeorgeRSA |
My wife and I just went up today. It took her 1.5 hours return at 72 and not a hill walker. For me it is 1.25 hours.